‘Triple Frontier’: Netflix Movie Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Ben Affleck in Triple Frontier

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Action? Check. Explosions? Check. We’re pretty certain this isn’t a Michael Bay movie, But we’re certainly excited to talk about the latest Netflix Original Triple Frontier that arrives later this March. We have everything you need to know about the upcoming title, including the cast, plot, trailer, and release date.

Triple Frontier is an upcoming Netflix Original action-thriller directed by J.C Chandor. Director J.C Chandor wrote the screenplay alongside famous journalist Mark Boal. Triple Frontier was written by Mark Boal before being adapted into a film. Boal’s previous works include Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker. Over the course of his career in films, Boal has won 2 Academy Awards and has been nominated four times.

Triple Frontier: Everything We Know So Far

Plot: Triple Frontier

Netflix gave the official synopsis:

“Five former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.”

Cast: Triple Frontier

Triple Frontier has some of Hollywoods most in-demand leading men!

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen heard/them before?
Tom ‘Redfly’ Davis Ben Affleck Argo, Gone Girl, Good Will Hunting
William ‘Ironhead’ Miller Charlie Hunnam Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Francisco ‘Catfish’ Morales Pedro Pascal Game of Thrones, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Great Wall
Santiago ‘Pope’ Garcia Oscar Isaac Star Wars: Episode VII, Inside Llewyn Davis, Ex Machina
Yvonna Adria Arjona Pacific Rim: Uprising, Emerald City, True Detective
Ben Miller Garrett Hedlund Mudbound, Tron: Legacy, On the Road
Lauren Yates Sheila Vand A Girl Walks Home Alone, Argo, We the Animals
Gabriel Martin Lorea Reynaldo Gallegos Animal Kingdom, Logan, American Sniper


Production: Triple Frontier

The film has been in the works for an incredibly long time, originally Paramount was to produce the film and both Johnny Depp and Tom Hanks were in talks to star in the film. Production had lagged considerably from 2010 to 2015. Director Kathryn Bigelow left the project to focus on Bowe Bergdahl and J.C Chandor was her replacement. Over the next couple of years, different actors had been but forward to star in the film and the title had changed to Sleeping Dogs.

It wasn’t until May of 2017 that it was reported that Netflix was negotiating to acquire the rights from Paramount. Ben and Casey Affleck were reported as the actors in contention to take the lead roles. Affleck left the role for personal reasons but would later return to take the role he had vacated. The title would later be retitled again to Triple Frontier.

The following actors over the course of 8 years had been cast or were in talks to star:

  • Johnny Depp – After waiting 6 years Depp no longer wanted the role.
  • Tom Hanks – After waiting for 7 years Hanks no longer wanted the role.
  • Will Smith – Was committed to starring in Collateral Beauty and left the cast.
  • Channing Tatum – When Paramount dropped the film Tatum left the cast.
  • Tom Hardy – When Paramount dropped the film Hardy left the cast.
  • Mahershala Ali – Was forced to drop out due to delay in production
  • Mark Wahlberg- Was replaced by the returning Ben Affleck

Triple Frontier went through a lot of changes and could have looked entirely different.

Photos: Triple Frontier

Runtime: Triple Frontier

Triple Frontier has a runtime of 125 Minutes.

Rating: Triple Frontier

An R rating has been given to Triple Frontier.

Mark Boal: Triple Frontier

Screenwriter and creator Mark Boal currently have no plans to create further content for Netflix. That’s not to say we won’t see future releases from the famous journalist. Triple Frontier is the first project by Mark Boal under Netflix and depending on its success, there could potentially be more projects in the future!

Trailer: Triple Frontier

The trailer was not shy in showing off its cast of leading men. The star-studded action film looks to blow us away (literally)!

Release Date: Triple Frontier

Triple Frontier will release on the 6th of March 2019 in select theatres. The film will then be released worldwide on Netflix on Wednesday the 13th of March! All regions will be available to stream the Original action film.

Sequel: Triple Frontier

There are currently no plans for a sequel to Triple Frontier. Never say never but the film’s plot hints towards no room for a sequel.

Are you excited for the release of Triple Frontier? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.

 Poster Rating: R
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: J.C. Chandor
Cast: Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Adria Arjona, Pedro Pascal
Added to Netflix: March 13th, 2019

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